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[ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> eliot: welcome back to "viewpoint's" special coverage of hurricane sandy and it's aftermath over the last few days. the nation has seen moments of horror and devastation. a brutal act of nature leaving behind a trail of damage and heartbreak. here is a small sampling of some of the tragedy and destruction of hurricane sandy. >> this storm showed even the most prepared that they weren't prepared enough. a record storm surge almost 14 feet flooded lower manhattan. >> amazing. cars were completely destroyed. they were submerged underwater. i'm floored by what happened. >> i've lived before hurricanes. i've never seen anything like this. >> new york university medical one of the most respected teaching hospitals in new york city found itself in crisis at the height of the storm. flooded with up to 12 feet of water. it lost power chewing it's back up generator. >> ambulances lined up through the night after nyu hospital here in manhattan was plunged into darkness with generators failing. hundreds of patients were evacuated to other facilities. 20 of them babies
, a sudden unpredictable event that could up-end their campaigns. hurricane sandy has been that for the 2012 campaign. but the monster storm in its aftermath have been much more. a continuing november nightmare for millions of people across the eastern seaboard and especially in new york and new jersey. the devastation across the jersey shore is staggering. in some areas homeowners are only now being allowed to inspect the ruins of what had been their homes to try and salvage what they can. in hoboken across the hudson river from new york city, families trapped by sandy even today, are being rescued by units of the national guard. in new york, tens of thousands of commuters lined up for buses as most subway tunnels remain flooded. federal officials have already brought in a million meals and other emergency supplies to the city and more will be needed. the totals across the country in sandy's wake, at least 93 dead including 38 in new york city and 12 in new jersey. some 4.5 million homes and businesses with
." hurricane sandy may be heading to pennsylvania but the damage left in its wake has been devastating. devastating snowstorms in west virginia and high waves that brought shipments to a shop in lake michigan. the damage felt at the seaside communities and jersey shore and coastal areas in and around new york city. after two days of suspended animation, wall street was up and operating on generator power, but the rest of lower manhattan remains dark, and the city subways and commuter rails which bring millions to work etch day have just barely begun to return to service. with some tunnels still full of seawater the damage will not be repaired overnight. two days after sandy made landfall emergency officials report at least 63 dead, including as many as 30 in new york and eight in new jersey. 6 million homes and businesses in 17 states without power. including around 650,000 in new york city alone. and costs to the country's economy estimated between $10 billion and $20 billion and growing. we're going to talk about the political, economic and environment implications of hurricane sandy
'm looking at the national map because of hurricane sandy and how hurricane sandy could play a role in the popular vote. let's take a look at new york and particularly in nasa county right next to new york city. that's on long island. almost a million people there lost power. the long island power authority said it could take up to ten days to restore power in nasa county. voters there went for the president last time. it's a big county and now new york city, next it to new york city where about 2 million people lost power, manman has about 8% of the state's population and in the last election it went 86% for the president. these are all blue for a reason and they were all hit by hurricane sandy. let me go over to new jersey to essex county new jersey. thousands of people still without power. that county has 9.4% of the state's total pop lair and they went for the president by 76% in 2008. so if they can't vote because of the storm damage we could see a dip nationally on the democratic side in the popular vote. now if you go back to the south and the middle of the
'll update you on the ongoing recovery from hurricane sandy. after the better part of the week without heat, light and other necessities millions in the new york city are desperate for some relief. so a bit of good news. hundreds of thousands in manhattan could get power back by midnight tonight. yet around the region, many are waiting as long as four hours to buy gas. fortunately new york's subway commuter rails are coming back and officials say the gas shortage should ease by midweek. meanwhile, the annual new york marathon has been canceled. many said it would divert needed resources from the cleanup and it was insensitive to the millions still suffering from the effects of the storm. adding up the sandy's grim totals. at least 102 dead including 41 in new york alone. some 3.6 million homes and businesses still without power. and $50 billion in losses. and now for some good news for the economy. the president's re-election campaign. the economy beat a consensus of economists expectations added 184,000 new jobs last month and the private sector while it shed 13,000 public sector jobs, net
provided by hurricane sandy provided a climate change overhaul. so now what do we do? we'll pose that great to the great bill mckib bonn. it's friday night. we are just getting started. (bleep)ing hat. >> i knew he needed to get out of the house i knew this would give him so much life. >> (grunting) >> i love getting a rise out of him. >> nice, good job. >> (grunts) >> goodnight, muffy. >> goodnight. >> love you. >> "more than me" the world television premier. only on current tv. >> jennifer: what a difference a day makes, yesterday we discussed administration turnover, but tonight president obama has a new unexpected high-level post to fill in his second term. the cia director resigned sending colleagues a message saying, quote . . . fred caplin is reporting that the affair with his his biographer. the white house released a statement saying he was outstanding, and thanked him for his service. with us for analysis of what the absence of patras means is jeanine. thanks for joining us. we also have news that a woman -- paula broodwell -- this again is nbc reporting,
provided by hurricane sandy provided a climate change overhaul. so now what do we do? (vo) cenk uygur is many things. >>oh really? >>tax cuts don't create jobs. the golden years as the conservatives call them, we had the highest tax rates, and the highest amount of growth, and the highest amount of jobs. those are facts. >>"if you ever raise taxes on the rich, you're going to destroy our economy." not true! all across america people are using lysol in hundreds of unexpected ways to help keep their homes healthy. ben's mom uses it around the bathtub, the last place where she wants to find mold. lysol disinfectant spray kills mold and unlike clorox clean-up it's approved to keep it from growing back for up to a week. join the mission for health. see how people everywhere are using lysol disinfectant spray and share your own story on facebook. >> jennifer: what a difference a day makes, yesterday we discussed administration turnover, but tonight president obama has a new unexpected high-level post to fill in his second term. the cia director resigned sending colleagues a
: first things first. let's get you up-to-date from the aftermath of hurricane sandy. today new york city announced it will not hold it's annual marathon after complaints that it would drain resources from emergency responders. one of the biggest problems facing the area has been a major gas shortage with many of the stations that are out of power or out of gas or both. today the federal government turned to the defense department to deliver 24 million gallons of extra fuel, and lift restrictions on deliveries by foreign ships. governor andrew cuomo waved taxes on fuel tangors. in new jersey governor chris christie signed an executive order of gas rationing starting tomorrow. and 4.37 million homes in the area are still without power. turning now to the presidential campaign that other hot topic where there are just four days before the election, and though next tuesday is the officials election day many voters have already cast ballots. millions! let's take a look at everyone's favorite electoral nightmare florida, where the state took an unprecedented step of cutting early voting time i
of super storm sandy, climate change. it still has not been a critical part of our political debate. we'll ask josh becker why president obama deserves an a-plus in the way he handled hurricane sandy. and then we weigh in on what to expect if governor romney goes to the white house. we'll bring a look at the tight race with fresh statistics from dave goldberg, and finally jesse jackson why obama's track record is enough to give him a second term. we'll begin with the war on drugs. ethan nadelman wants to legalize marijuana among others things. he has a clear message. take marijuana out of the courts. tax it like other drug and move on. ethan. great to have you on the show. >> it's great to be here. >> gavin: election in just days. do you expect truly a dramatic shift in policy, a in obama's second term. and, b in an romney presidency versus an obama presidency. >> i have to say and legally speaking i'm head of of the drug policy action, the choice of us who care the drug wars is a choice between a disappointment and a disaster. romney from everything i can see, everything that he believ
. or is there no market for it. a faded media interest of hurricane sandy despite the fact that there are those reeling because of hurricane sandy. it's november 30, 2012 and our planet is in jeopardy i. if you haven't heard about it today. don't worry, it will be the same story tomorrow 31 [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> jennifer: many people think that climate change only threatens the future and won't effect them. try telling that to the victims of super storm sandy. it's been over a month since sandy slammed the east coast and killed 120 people in the u.s. and caused billions of dollars of damage. unless you live in one of the affected areas you probably think things are back to norm. but that's because the media is barely cleaning up the cleanup efforts. in new york city, they're living in third world conditions, raw sewage continues to flow into water ways. thousands still have no power and direct subway service is not expected to return into the middle of next year. >> we were up to five feet of water. it was not water but it was all cesspool so it was sewage water. >> how much can a body tank. >> blankets
to read into it. we'll take a break and when we come back we'll talk about hurricane sandy. and of course fox news is trying to blame president obama. >> this is going badly for obama because at a certain point we're all in this together, let's do this, then people get their patience and their emotion run very thin. >> something has to be done immediately. >> cenk: and you will love our elbow of the day at the end of the show. who it falls on, why it falls on them. and it (vo) brought to you by mucinex fast max. use as directed. >> cenk: now we have serious fallout from super storm sandy. a lot of people have not gotten their power back and there is perilous situations in different areas. >> look how desperate it has got in this neighborhood. we're outside of the key foods avenue a and east fourth street, and people are dumpster diving. what they're going after is the food that was inside these key foods. we presume it was spoiled and dumped out here for garbage. but instead those here are so hungry they literally pried open this dumpster. you see it open right now and they're literally
, two weeks after sandy, but where does the recovery stand? but first, president obama gloats mitt romney mopes and the simpsons take a shot at karl rove. when it doesn't fit anywhere else we put it in the viewfinder. >> first i want to thank mitt romney. governor, i admire your tenacity. you got 48% of the vote. even though watching you run for president was like watching someone with roller skates trying to climb stairs. >> oh, darn it. darn it all to heck. >> the good news is that obama won. the bad news, only 39% of whites voted for him. that's the pattern. white people vote for white people like it's going out of style. and like most things that white people do, it's going out of style. >> what's next for you father? >> oh, i don't know. there is so much i want to see and do. i'd like to learn how mayonnaise is made. [ the simpsons ♪ >> hello, mitt. >> hello, karl rove. >> i still think you can win ohio. look, now might not be the best time but could i borrow $300 million? >> what were you doing? >> i went to l.a. >> working woman next to al roker who is a man in the world.
in common. >> jennifer: five days until the election! and 72 hours since super storm sandy barreled head-long into the jersey shore. since then very serious stuff. whole neighborhoods like breezy point, queens, have been burned to the ground. houses have tumbled into the ocean. 87 people have died. seven million have lost power. and there are estimates that the storm could cost $50 billion. whole stretches of new york subway system are paralyzed. and that's forced thousands of commuters into their cars and in search of fuel. unfortunately, the majority of gas stations in new jersey are shut down and about 75% of them because they have no gas no power or they're out of both. new york senator chuck schumer assured frustrated citizens the gas crisis should end shortly but tensions still ran high. this is one scene outside of one of the few open stations in brooklyn. [horns honking] >> i tried to go to queens. i've been to at least 15 gas station but the traffic is unbelievable. it is like something you see in the movies
for a rescheduled event that he had to cancel tuesday to deal with hurricane sandy. then he is off to nevada, colorado and ohio. yesterday, obama toured the aftermath of hurricane sandy in new jersey along with governor chris christie who had nothing but kind words for the president. >> has worked incredibly closely with me. i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. >> the governor has said he has no intention of bringing romney to new jersey to survey the storm's damage. christie aides are denying any sort of rift with the romney campaign saying it is just about dealing with the storm and not about presidential politics. but one of the main political speculations here is that christie thinks romney has no chance of winning and he is setting himself up for a run in 2016. >>> romney has a good cause to be worried if the polls have anything to say about it. president obama is ahead six points in iowa. that's coming from the nbc news "wall street jo
, after sandy, when you talk about the jersey shore or a lot of other places, you can fairly say you didn't rebuild that. the federal government will re rebuild that. will the republicans say hey i don't want the money? dowill he say i don't want the federal help? hell no. do you remember when he ran this against obama. >> if you have a business, you didn't build that. somebody else made that happen. >> my father's hands didn't build this company. my hands didn't build this company? through hard work we built this business. why are you demonizing us. we need someone who believes in america. >> cenk: you see, that was the whole point. no one was demonizing anybody. president obama was saying we work together to build things, and sometimes to rebuild things. and that is in fact exactly what happens after storms. after hurricane katrina it was $113 billion of federal money that went down there to rebuild that area. there is a ratio that the government spends arch these disasters. it's 75% after the state and local governments have spent 25%. that's a disaster aid formula that has been around
prudent. present. president obama visits the areas of new york hit hardest by hurricane sandy, a reminder of global warming's devastating effects. future january 20, 2013, inauguration day. a president with a mandate and a second-term agenda with climate change near the very top. so all right you republicans who wants to play the role of scrooge? >> all of those in favor signify by saying aye. >> jennifer: humbug. there is big news on the environmental frown front today. so first bp, the world's third largest oil company announced it was going to pay $4.5 billion in fines and plead guilty to 14 criminal charges connected to, of course, the giant oil spill in the gulf of mexico. that's number one. meanwhile, in new york, the president surveyed the damage from hurricane sandy. of course, which was everybody knows, precipitated by climate change. he met storm victims in staten island, one of the areas hardest hit by the storm. 23 of the 43 deaths in the new york region related to hurricane sandy. they were on state
is going to do something and really get serious about climate change after hurricane sandy how can we not act? and i would hope these and other issues -- and i want to hear from you 866-55-press -- that the president would go to the wall. i'm not going to hold anything back. i'm going to go balls forward -- he can say that i can't -- and fight the good fight, and i'm not going to cave in the way i did on too many issue notice the first term. i'm going to be a lot stronger and the american people are behind him i know. they want to see a fighter. so what do you hope the president will fight for and have more steel in his backbone in his second term. let's get the public pay action back. add that to obamacare. add the public plan option. we'll set the agenda for president president coming up at 866-55-press. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." ♪ (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. (vo) she's joy behar. >>current will let me say anything. ñ
infrastructure. there is great concern since hurricane sandy the impact of global warming and what will be coming down the pike if we do not transform our energy system. they want us to be aggressive in that area. i think there is a lot of concern about education and the fact that there millions of young people paying to go to college and they want government to be there as well to make sure we have the best-educated worse forceworkforce in the world in this economy. what the right wing has been successful about is to suggest that their extreme ideology is what america wants. it doesn't. i think this is true in 50 states in this country. it makes sense to give huge task breaks to millionaires and billionaires who are already doing well, and then to cut back on work families? to answer your question, i think the american people understand especially amidst this recession that government is there to protect us and we all maintain a minimummal standard of living. >> the president led us back from this great recession the cataclysm of 2008 and then hurricane sandy the republicans whined and said it d
's storm feeds that is very funny. >> stephanie: if your home is in the path of sandy, evacuate to your second or third home immediately. make sure you move your cars to the top of the garage. sandy is so violent because she was raised by a single mother. my prayers go out to 53% of you the other 47% i could careless about. if you survive i'll take care of it. everyone chill out sandy will end earlier than expected. she has dinner to get on the table. don't be a victim stop looking for handouts. moochers. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: i was saying -- i was reading the l.a. time's story about the storm damage and i thought it was a joke rush limbaugh says chris christie is fat. [♪ circus music ♪] [ laughter ] >> funny how they turn on one of their own when one of their own actually starts cooperating. >> and lloyd [ inaudible ] is actually bald. >> stephanie: what? >> never mind. >> stephanie: thank you. would you like some fun facts -- [♪ fun-facts music ♪] >> stephanie: this is the point of fema when it operates properly when something of this magnitude happen
in new york state. % why? because of hurricane sandy and the presinks they had to use like paper ballots and they haven't been able to count them all. parts of new jersey most of those uncounted votes are up in the -- up in the northeast. so, as they are counting these votes t the president's total gets up and up and up. right now the count is the president has 65,000,069,89,000 romney 60,570. the president has a 5 million vent margin. that puts the president. still a million and a half to go at 50.9% of the vote. he will become in fact you have to say it's 51%. definitely 51%. that makes president obama only the second president in history to win two terms with more than 51% of the vote. the only other president who did that was dwight eisenhower in 52 and '56. >> that's an incredible statistic. >> that really is. >> so it was a historic win for obama, historicwin. president obama beat mitt romney by more votes than george bush beat john kerry and we know that was a blowout. people think of that as a blow out. this was a bigger blowout. >> it al
obama is talking about how we all have to stick together in times of emergencies like we had in sandy speaking in wisconsin. >> obama: when disaster strikes we see all the petty differences that consume us in normal times all seem to melt away. there are no democrats or republicans during a storm. there are just fellow americans. >> [ cheers and applause ] >> cenk: all right now that's a very good speech there. it's true. it also helps his cause. i notice something during that peach. let's show you the picture of the president there in wisconsin. normally they don't have the presidential seal at the podium, they have his campaign slogan. now they have it at the podium and on his jacket. gee, i wonder who the president ofofhehenited states off a ariri is. atat no the a a a aididt.t. they're doing that to remind people here's the president being president and being forceful. nothing wrong with it. that's exactly that he's doing and doing a great job. my job is to let you know how politics works. they planned that so he seemed more presidential and it's nicely placed. again to give presi
to hurricane sandy mattered to them as reported by cbs news. that's interesting, but it doesn't mean that we know who is going to be president next or not. but these exit polls are first that we have so we go it them. >> cenk: and let's keep it real. there's no way that you don't get excited by the smallest piece of news. today we find out that the latinos are making up 10% of the electorate, whereas last time they made up 9% of the electorate. so you see why we're buzzing. >> i believe we have footage of voting at the lines. i believe we haved with and florida, correct, in miami? >> if that's miami that's my hometown. miami-dade county tend to be more democratic because it's the southern part of the state. that's where the polls are closing. >> cenk nothing more exciting to me than to watch people flocking in sports. >> cenk: there is one thing that can beat it. if they're staying in line, stationery for long hours at a time. >> the other thing about miami lines, these images are every year. they have to fix it, miami. >> you have to fix miami period. have you ever been to miami? it's one b
it was one of the most shameful facts i've ever seen on fox news. the night after sandy literally drowned the new york city metropolitan area, sean hannity appeared on fox news that night and talked about bengahzi for an hour. he had no interest in the fact that fox's hometown of new york city had been decimated by the storm. >> jennifer: i thought they blamed the storm on the president, too, didn't they? >> yes exactly. everything is a chance to talk about benghazi, and certainly petraeus is another example. >> jennifer: let's just jump to the election because everybody has been talking about this today. leading up to the election, fox news has been pushing either romney was going to win and they were still debating the results. turns oh out the president wins the popular vote, not to mention the electoral landslide. he won the popular vote, and do you think that they realized that they're actually living in a fact-free bubble? they're crafting this tale and they actually buy into it? >> well, that's what has sparked this backlash. a lot of viewers, not just of fox news but rush limbaugh
. unfortunately storms like hurricane sandy drive home the impact of climate change. has the president begun the process of explaining to the public why we need to act now and then giving us the range of options that are available to us? >> i think the opportunity is in front of him. he has got a pulpit. no one else has. he is the president. he can raise the issue of climate change to a level where demands a public discussion. he can raise the issue to a level where it becomes a political issue in this country. and that, you know, the next -- in two years is another election. it would be wonderful to have environment, climate change and being one of the issues that all candidates have to deal with. at this point, it is an ignored issue. when you ignore an issue sandy happens, huge amount of heat in the southwest that's never happened before is going to occur in this summer and those are consequences of not dealing with the issue. i think it is fundamentally at a human level, at a species. >> eliot:, a profound issue that we
. president obama didn't [ bleep ] the response to sandy as romney might have hoped. he made him seem like the tiny, insignificant rich [ bleep ] that he is. even chris christie has decided he's sick of him and tossed him under the 2016 bus. you're right. it looked like a hostage video. yeah sure, yeah. >> i said i was going to vote for him. i'm going to vote for him. all right. president obama knows i'm going to vote for romney, wink, wink. >> prove i didn't vote for him right? >> stephanie: off mic, he says they can't see me in the booth right? i'm telling you right now -- [ buzzer ] i'm telling you right now he's voting for president obama. i just know it. >> he's voted for president obama because he needs obama to win so he can run in 2016. that's where it is. it is going to be christie 2016 and the other thing that annoys me about christie is i wish we had somebody like him on our side. >> stephanie: well, we did the past couple of weeks. >> but you know -- >> talk talking. >> a couple of weeks of it is
and it is going to do so on time. the government was shut down for a couple of days because of sandy, but unemployment rate should stay around 7.8%. we'll be right back. only time you can get to a polling place. make sure that voting is your highest priority on election day. besides, you can always dvr my show. you really cant' dvr the future to help you make informed decisions, watch current tv's politically direct lineup. only on current tv. so vote and vote smart. [ male announcer ] red lobster's hitting the streets to tell real people about our new 15 under $15 menu. oh my goodness! oh my gosh this looks amazing! that's a good deal! [ man ] wow! it is so good! [ male announcer ] our new maine stays! 15 entrees under $15 seafood, chicken and more! oo! the tilapia with roasted vegetables! i'm actually looking at the wood grilled chicken with portobello wine sauce. you so fascinated by the prices, you keep rambling on! i know! -that pork chop was great! -no more fast food friday's! so we gotta go! we're going to go to red lobster. yep. [ male announcer
actually do believe sandy has had an affect. >> if there has been a momentum change,s because of the hurricane. >> the fact of the storm took the subject matter of mitt romney's closing statements, and snuffed that out. >> i think you got a hurricane bump out of this. >> nothing is stopping romney's moment. >> it's forced the president for a couple of days to act and look presidential. >> what happened is the news media absolutely blacked out any coverage of the issues that have been the issues of this campaign campaign. >> the robust embrace of chris christie. >> he literally slobbered all over the president. he didn't simply extend a hand, he embraced this president. >> i'm not blaming the news media. >> cenk: yeah, you are. michaelic we have to leave right now. i'll come back and check in with you at "the war room" because we have a lot more to cover. you can tell once they start making excuses about sandy and christie, they think they're going to lose. now when we come back, voters suppression, they're already at it. have you seen what is going on in florida and ohio? we
campaign. he says there is more than a year's work to do in the aftermath of superstorm sandy and the people of new jersey need to know he's committed to sticking with it. 95% of new jersey voters think that christie did either an excellent or good job responding to the storm and get this, his approval rating is now at 72% that is the highest ever recorded for a new jersey governor. so far no one has come forward to challenge kristie for the governor ship, but the democratic most often mentioned to fill that spot is new york mayor corey booker. he said his plans are on hold for the moment in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. >> according to politico, he said we work to shore up medicaid and social security but now is not the time to throw those into the fiscal cliff negotiation. mitt said he is not going to accept things like privatizing medicare. we're back after the break. ♪ the future of one great nation. but only barely, because the sun was like, way in my grill. george mcclellan, the general, hands me his pair of foster grant sunglasses, and i could see! my wife, mary
by the horrors of sandy in new york and new jersey on the east coast, people putting their lives back together, everyone who might be striking at walmart, we sit down to our thanksgiving dinner we'll be that ing of you. from all the people i'm lucky enough to work with from current every day we wish a peaceful and happy and healthy thanksgiving.
. well, until hurricane sandy, all the polls showed that it was really a much titler race, and let's again look at the reality that the popular vote was still rather close. >> bill: right. >> and it could very well be that it took, again you hate to see a tragedy like sandy crystallizing votes, but the whole emotional content of the electorate shifted because people saw it wasn't just a storm, a bit of distraction for mitt romney, it showed the public what government was about, the slogan should have been after that, who rebuilt that, the public really saw and i think we talked about that on the show, the necessity of a government that builds, that comes in was clear to everybody. good 2% to 3% have the vote right there. >> bill: i remember the headline a big storm requires big government. they really summed it up. eliot, we'll let you go back to bed. get another hour of sleep. thank you for getting up for us this morning. >> it's great to get up today. >> bill: congratulations to you and all the current team, as well. etteout spitzer see him at 8:00 p.m. on current tv. >> announce
you are fortunate enough to live, didn't you have any impact of sandy. but are there still people who are hurting without power? >> eliot: this is devastation the likes of which you have a hard time imagining. it is localized in certain parts of the south shore of long island, staten island parts of new jersey where the storm surge was just so powerful destroyed neighborhoods, caused fires. homes destroyed. still tens of thousands of people without power heat, hot water and it is devastation of an order of magnitude that people aren't used to imagining and it is going to take a long time to rebuild and the long island power authority is doing a tremendous job. >> bill: the people are pretty pissed off understandably. >> eliot: there is a cycle of emotions when you first make it through. there is a sense of relief, we survived and a sense of thankfulness for those who are there understandably but two weeks later three weeks later you get the anger and the frustration and that's understandable well. there is
sandy. and then he's going to watch the movie "lincoln." it's a nice break between press conference and meeting with business leaders in the white house, and then the meetings with the budget with leaders. >> obama: when it comes to the top 2% what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it, which would cost close to 1 trillion-dollar. >> senators rockefeller and harkin are passing around a letter opening to get 30 sittings. they want negotiations for every $1 out they have a $1 in. it would hold the president strong to medicare medicaid and social security. what they call lifelines to the middle class. david de will testify tomorrow behind closed doors in front of the intelligence committee. we're back after the break. this corruption based on corruption based on corruption. >>i think that's an understatement, eliot. u>> i'm not prone tot. understatement, so explain to me why that is. i think the mob learned from wall st., not vice versa. break the ice with breath-freshening cooling crystals. ice breakers. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] [ ♪ music
areas. >> hurricane sandy you just came from new york, you know what it is. you are from new york. >> new york is such a blue state, it is going to go for the president. >> the popular vote, does it take some percentage away? >> it will be minimal, because the regions in the communities that were hurt devastated and our hearts go out to him are numerically small. the outpouring for the president will be huge in new york. >> i want to play an ad and get your reaction to it. take a listen. >> president obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans. my promise is to help you and your family. [ cheers and applause ] >> so i love this ad, because it's brutal, and it really shows the utter, you know, the utter lack of adherence to science that the republicans have, and it shows how the romney campaign has not been supportive of fema as well as the lack of respect for climate change. do you think michael, i didn't know you've seen it, eliot you've heard it, do you think it's effective? >> i think it's more than effective. i think it stops you in your steps when you're watching i
jersey where folks are still suffering the aftermath of the superstorm sandy people are voting in the dark to voting in tents to navigating new rules. new jersey, election officials say people can email or fax in their ballot, but they also have to send in the physical paperwork as well for that vote to count. there was some discrepancy whether or not that physical paper would be necessary. it is when the system is used for military and overseas voters and that's going to have to be the same way for people who have been displaced by the storm. hopefully, everyone will still get out and give it a shot. we'll be back with more steph after the break. stay with us. ♪ ♪ campaigns, the pundits, and from viewers like you. with exclusive analysis and commentary from al gore, someone who knows a thing or two about close elections. >> overall, it was a clear win. >> now that's politically direct. >> so keep on tweeting and maybe you'll have your voice be part of this democracy and see your tweets up on our screen. [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months w
our notion of community, especially in times of need. and that's why hurricane sandy was such a vital metaphor. it was the real-life reminder that crises whether the cataclysm of 2008 or a natural disaster requires a common effort in response. yes, our sense of community does not override our deep of belief that individuals make our nation great. but no individual can succeed without the surrounding support and investment provided by our sense of community and common purpose. mitt romney simply didn't seem able to convey this simple but core notion of what it means to be an american. fifth, the republican house has to figure out whether to continue to play on justist naysayer or come to the table. is grover norquist still the head of the republican party or will john boehner acknowledge the better angels of his nature and negotiate a meaningful compromise with the president. finally, the question for the president, will he tell the story of our national success with power and passion as he can and did last night to build support for the range of issues that demand attention, from the
crisis in hurricane sandy, and that was a real crisis, an artificial crisis is being instituted to steal from us, the middle class and to steal from people in need. >> it's so refreshing to hear a democratic congressman say that. not only do you have the republicans against you it appears you've the administration against you. they can't wait to do this grand bargain. how do progressive democrats fight back to make sure it doesn't happen? >> first make sure people understand there's a third choice. we can't have the republican party saying we want to strip your medicare and social security like they do in the ryan budget which passed the house, and then the democratic party say have half. that doesn't work. there's got to be a third alternative. somebody has to say this, that's just not the way we're going to do it, strip money from the people in need, throw grandma from the train we're just not going to do it. you're going to see this has become a litmus test on the democratic party in the same way that tax cuts for the rich, favoring tax cuts for the rich has become a litmus test for t
they're paying money up front in fees because these products are so opaque. we've had hurricane sandy something that infuriates me, i see the red cross advertising. clients like the red cross and other charities do business with wall street. i have seen clients like that get ripped off many, many, many times in products that ultimately the fees have taken out of people's donations as much as charities, university endowments teachers pension funds. jamie dimon world where they testify in congress, they say these clients are big boys. they don't come to goldman sachs and stanley are coming for advice. >> eliot: the conflict of interest inherent in a company a big as goldman sachs the question for people like you where does my loyalty go? to the firm which generates fees or to the client to whom i give advice. how do you navigate through those conflicts? >> it's very hard. you'll remember early in the decade a number of regulatory things happened. glass-steagall was repealed. derivatives were deregulated. goldman sachs tigged out how to exploit these conflicts of interest, and trading re
, until sandy woke people up and mayor bloomberg talking about it. but it didn't come up at all and it was frustrating for many of us about this issue. over a decade and a half was it brought up in campaigns nor did the candidates bring it up. >> each candidate tried to out-oil each other during the debate. that said you're looking--if you're the president you win this election, how do you begin it work with republicans to move the country forward. some of the republicans will have it look in the mirror and find some areas to work with democrats or they'll go nowhere. if you look at issues oh out there, there are a couple of obvious ones. what are we going tad to help the next generation, to help our kids. we need to deal with tax revenue, reform our taxes and deal with the social safety net so it's still there. immigration is a kid issue and climate change, if the president is capable of giving a bigger framework, a thesis, an organizing principle i think some of these you can create the public argument to force the republicans who will have to almost engage on those or they ri
: but it wasn't until sandy woke some folks up and the announcement of mayor bloomberg said this was a requirement for his endorsement. it was the first time as al gore said the other night where over a decade and a half where it wasn't brought up, nor did the cane bring it up. >> each candidate tried to out-i'll each other during the-oil each other in the debasis. some republicans will look in the mirror and decide they have to work with democrats oh or they're going see the republican party go nowhere. if the president is capable of saying what are we going to do to help you are kids. we need to deal can tax revenue also deal with the social september net. immigration is a kids' issue. kids are in these schools that we should be taking care of, and climate change, health issue for kids. so if the president is capable of giving a bigger framework a thesis an organizing framework. if you look at the issues they will have to engage on those or lose percentage percentages of a vote. >> gavin: the issue of immigration. let's get it that in a second. do you expect the party to r
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